2018 Corporate Counsel Forum Africa

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring the Corporate Counsel Forum Africa 2018 or The African Legal Awards 2018, call James Woolf on tel. +44 20 3875 0669 / mobile +44 7584 258 190 or email jwoolf@alm.com.

2018 Sponsors

Afriwise is an online alternative legal services delivery platform that combines technology and the collective knowledge of Africa’s top local lawyers to offer businesses a new way to procure and manage local legal advice. The cloud-based platform helps businesses work smarter and cost-effectively by giving them pragmatic, standardised and up-to-date legal knowledge about African markets quickly, effectively and on demand on their desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones on an affordable subscription basis.

The platform consists of two components:
Access to knowledge: instant answers to critical legal and business questions in Africa, in plain language and going beyond the law, taking into account local practice and potential policy changes. Access to experts: subscribers can find the right local lawyer for specific requirements. Lawyers are verified and screened on sanctions, PEP and corruption.


ALN is an alliance of leading African corporate law firms currently in sixteen key African jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies. ALN has a presence in Francophone, Anglophone, Lusophone and Arabic-speaking Africa: Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ALN also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE.

ALN firms are recognised as leading firms in their markets and many have advised on ground breaking, first-of-a-kind deals. ALN’s reach at the local, regional and international levels, connectivity with key stakeholders, and deep knowledge of doing business locally and across borders allows it to provide seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent.

Chambers Global has consistently ranked the ALN alliance as Band 1 in the “Leading Regional Law Firm Networks – Africa-wide” category.


PLMJ Network is a partnership of leading firms spread across Portuguese-speaking countries as well as the main target markets for Portuguese investment. It is a network of contacts and cooperation between law firms created with the aim of making the best of resources, synergies and a capacity to respond to the most varied demands of our clients. Through PLMJ Network, clients are able to keep the same contact lawyer, who coordinates the work with local teams through desks specialising in various markets. This allows us to provide our clients with high-quality, full-service legal solutions in all the countries covered by PLMJ Network.


Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers.

We enable professionals in the legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization.

We’ve been empowering Africa’s success by providing government, financial, academic and business solutions, that have helped move from aid-based economies to self-sustaining, knowledge-based economies for almost 150 years. With offices in 7 African countries, employing nearly 300 people, we service clients in more than 25 countries on the continent.

As The Answer Company, we know that data on its own is not enough. Without insightful people and intuitive technology, data has no source and no direction. It's just noise.

Our boundary breaking solutions provide a unique view of the challenges modern professionals face.


Supporting Organisations

The Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA), formerly known as the “Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa” (or “CLASA”), was established in 1982 in order to represent the interests of the in-house Corporate Counsel in South Africa. In 2017 CCASA was formally recognized by the South African Qualifications Association (SAQA) as the official Body representing the Corporate Counsel profession in South Africa.  CCASA is therefore well-placed to establish benchmarks for Corporate Counsel in South Africa and to ensure that the credibility and high standards expected of the Corporate Counsel profession are maintained in the South African environment. 

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Media Partner


Gleason Publications (Pty) Ltd opened its doors in October 1998. It publishes two niche publications: without prejudice and DealMakers.

without prejudice is supported by a number of law firms; its editorial independence and integrity are jealously guarded. The magazine publishes articles that are current and germane and a wide range of contemporary legal issues are comprehensively discussed in a manner applicable and relevant to practising lawyers while accessible to those outside the legal profession. without prejudice has been called ‘a rare source of invaluable information’. The magazine was first published in October 2001 and added a digital offering in November 2013. The search engine of the digital offering of without prejudice makes it a unique research tool.

Sister publication DealMakers, a quarterly publication that focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and general corporate finance, was first published in the second quarter of 2000. Catalyst, which covers private equity and venture capital, and DealMakers Africa are incorporated within its covers. The magazine includes deal tables, rankings, and ‘Thort’ articles which cover matters that impact the industry.